Born on December 7th, 1891
From Los Angeles, California
In 1919, Hannah Parmalee (Fay Bainter) becomes the housekeeper for the family of science teacher Paul Ward (Claude Rains). Struggling to invent an iceless icebox, Paul takes Hannah's advice and invites young student Peter Trimble (Jackie Cooper) to help him. They work together and perfect a prototype, but Peter's poor judgment leads to its theft by mechanics who claim it as their own work. Meanwhile, Hannah keeps an eye on the teen boy, who doesn't know he's the child she gave up for adoption.
In one of her most renowned roles, Bette Davis portrays Julie Marsden, a spoiled Southern belle who risks losing her suitor with her impetuous behavior. Engaged to successful banker Preston Dillard (Henry Fonda), Julie pushes him away with her arrogant and contrary ways, leading to a scandalous scene at a major social event and his subsequent departure. When Preston eventually returns and Julie attempts to win him back, she discovers that it may be too late.